[Admin-all] sorting and names in Amy

Amy Brown arbrown at software-carpentry.org
Tue Jun 16 15:35:02 EDT 2015

I really prefer to be able to sort by last name, but I can't explain why 
apart from that culturally I afford last names more significance than 
first names (and so mentally I sort people by last name). This is not a 
convincing argument. If I think of a better one I will let you know.

Sorry I can't be more helpful.


Amy Brown
Software Carpentry

On 2015-06-16 1:21 PM, Greg Wilson wrote:
> Hi,
> Right now Amy-the-program stores (first, middle, last) names for people
> as separate values.  Piotr would like to store just 'first middle last'
> as one string, since it would simplify some parts of the
> implementation.  However, this would make it difficult (but not
> impossible) to sort by last name - by default, for example, the list of
> all people would be sorted alphabetically by first name.  How important
> is phonebook-order sorting to you?
> Thanks,
> Greg

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